Dr Johanna Fawkes

Dr Johanna Fawkes joined the University of Huddersfield Business School in March 2016 as Principal Research Fellow. She is leading a global research project with eight partner universities working with public relations’ professional bodies, practitioners and educators around the world. It will report to the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management in 2018. Her previous position was Senior Lecturer in Public Relations at Charles Sturt University in Australia where she led a Doctor of Communication programme as well as teaching across all levels.

Johanna has developed and delivered undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees in public relations in three UK Universities since 1990, after a career in local and national public sector communication. She has also been an independent researcher and was Chief Examiner to the CIPR Diploma from 2005-7. Her book, loosely based on her PhD thesis, examining public relations, ethics and professionalism, was published by Routledge in 2015, with a paperback edition in 2017.